InPlew and his partners at Concept Entertainment bought the Drum, initially shifting the focus to Top Divison Street's Halal District. In the '80s, Fred Meyer bought the property where the Flower Drum once stood. The owners changed the name to the Drum and moved across the street, where it continued to serve a dwindling clientele through the turn of the millennium. Gradually, he began to notice a shift in the culture at large. The list of names who've stood on that same stage read like a CMAs guest list: On Halloween night ina young Taylor Swift opened for Floridian heartthrob Jake Owenand the crush she developed that evening purportedly inspired her early crossover single, "Sparks Fly.
Unfortunately, he doesn't plan on leaving anytime soon.
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In the '80s, Fred Meyer bought the property where the Flower Drum once stood. At the time, country was at a low ebb of popularity, and Plew didn't see it as a viable format. Unfortunately, he doesn't plan on leaving anytime soon. Among the various beer swag on the walls, a neon sign reading "Welcome to the Drum" nods to the building's history. Explore topics and categories bushwackers chad williams delta park Division Street divison street corral duke's duke's country bar and grill flower drum jake owen jeff plew ponderosa portland country bars portland country music portland cowboy bars Taylor Swift the numbers issue toby keith.